Monday, January 21, 2013

Introducing - When Silver Moons Rise


Title: When Silver Moons Rise (The Lost Immortals Book Two)

Author: KaSonndra Leigh

Release Day: January 20, 2013

Genre: Mature Young Adult
 

Book Description:

Facing an unstable future, Chela Prizeon leaves Castle Hayne and crosses over to enemy territory in pursuit of Faris--the boy of royal blood who is cursed by a bitter rival. But soon Chela learns that he has been taken deep into the treacherous frozen prisons--a majestic, but deadly place where people enter and are never seen again. To find the boy she loves, Chela must join forces with one of her greatest enemies. And even though she pulls strength from the good in her powers, she finds herself drawn to the dark side's temptation as well.

Narrated from both Chela's and Faris's point of view, this enchanting sequel to When Copper Suns Fall will take them on a voyage into unknown lands, where the dark, twisted, and revengeful wait to make this their most dangerous journey ever.

Please Note: This book contains mature content including profanity and sexual situations/language. It is intended for a Mature Young/New Adult audience at 17+ years of age.
 
When Copper Suns Fall (Lost Immortals Book One)
An Amazon Bestseller in Fantasy and Magic
It has been fifty-five years since the angels of the Apocalyptic War attempted to wipe out humanity. Now a new nation has been built where alchemy is forbidden, and angels fear for their lives as they hide among the mortals. 

The city's leaders share one view on the ancestors of angels: shoot first, no questions. 

When her twin brother falls into a strange coma, sixteen-year-old Chela Prizeon vows to discover her role among these exiles, the royal angels known as the Lost Immortals. 

Chela's only hope lies with the mysterious, but infuriating leader of a rebel group. But can she trust this boy, someone who can control her dreams and her heart. 

Escape into a world filled with celestial creatures, fascinating villainy, high-stake choices, and forbidden romance.



When Silver Moons Rise Excerpt
(The Lost Immortals #2)
By KaSonndra Leigh
Faris
The shackles tightened on my wrists and ankles, digging deep in my flesh. Dark magic eased its way through to my skin. I sucked my breath and held it, waiting for the fiery feeling to pass. Curse it. I could hardly move, let alone think. A small band of light eased in through the windows above me, giving the metal chamber a touch of softness.
 
"I ask you again, Faris Toulan. Is this girl worth your life? Your immortality? Or what's left of it anyway," Olivia hissed into my ear, a sneer on her face. I stayed silent, refusing to give in. She grasped my chin and forced me to look at her face.
I glanced deep in her empty eyes, and said: "Yes. Chela is everything to me. She’s all that you could never be. Your tricks can't remove what I feel for her."
Dark eyes glared at me. Her harsh laugh ripped through my soul. The kindness she showed me earlier disappeared at once. I didn't care. All I hoped for, all I ached for was a chance to see Chela again. I promised to return as the protector she needed me to be. I refused to go back as the thing she was cursed to destroy.  That would only hurt her more than I had already done. I intended to keep my word.
"I do hope you understand what you've agreed to do," Olivia said in a low, but deadly voice, her breath on my ear, her cold fingers stroking my face.  "By the time I’m done with you, there won't be any other name you'll call except mine. Because that's how long you'll beg for mercy."
She moved closer to my face and kissed my lips. I wanted to gag. Inside, I was already screaming. But her torture, or whatever she planned for me, was nothing compared to facing a life without Chela. By thinking of her face, her laugh, even the way she sometimes annoyed me, I could handle anything Olivia did.
Hell most definitely existed. I was about to experience it in full force.
And then I heard Chela call my name…
 
Chela
In my dream, I felt his suffering as if it were my own. Every burn, each tingle, the agonizing way he screamed from inside that awful dark chamber. Lying in my bed, I thought of the kiss we shared the last time I saw him. My eyes flew open as I grasped at the air around me, reaching for him, but finding emptiness instead. And then the tears fell, and kept falling.
My mind was shutting down one cell at a time. Even breathing took effort. It was as if my lungs were a balloon, and his breath was magical helium; something that only the luckiest girl could find…and lose.
"Faris." I called his name out loud, hoping with all my faith that he heard me. Was it possible for us to connect even with so much distance between us?  I had to try. If he can hear me, then our link will pull him through whatever they were doing to him.
I can't just sit around and wait to hear news about his death. I had to do something.
"Chela. Can I come in?" My best friend, Alexa, stood in the doorway to my room. I didn't even hear her open it. She walked over to the edge of the bed and sat down. Her kind eyes filled me with warmth after so many cold nightmares had left me shivering. 
"Baby, you've been in this room almost a week. Jalen and I miss you. Come back to us." She stroked my hair and laced her fingers with mine. Those small gestures were just enough to make me sit up and bury my face in her shoulders. "You got snot on my school uniform. Well, at least that's a start." I pulled back, glancing at Alexa's face as she studied her shirt. Looking up at me, she wrinkled her nose.
"Eew, gross," we both said at the same time. And then we both burst out laughing, covering our mouths as we giggled. She was right. Smiling was a good start. And then I heard a boy's voice speak in my mind.
"Chela, I heard you. By the lights, I heard you," Faris said. 


 
Author Bio:
KaSonndra Leigh was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She now lives in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. She likes to write about people of all ages doing fantastical things in magical worlds.


She loves to play CLUE, Monopoly (the Indiana Jones version), and Pandora's Box (good writer's block therapy). She lives in an L-shaped house with a garden dedicated to her grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, Venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.



Links:

Official Author Website: http://www.kasonndraleigh.com

The Seraphine Newsletter

Amazon's KaSonndra Leigh Author Page

The Lost Immortals Facebook Fan Page


Twitter: https://twitter.com/kasonndraleigh


Buy Links for The Lost Immortals Books One and Two:

When Silver Moons Rise on Amazon (Book Two)
When Copper Suns Fall on B&Noble  (Book One)
When Silver Moons Rise on B&Noble  (Book Two)


 

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cover Reveal - The Forgotten Ones


Title: The Forgotten Ones

Author: Laura Howard

Genre: NA Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Expected release date: May 15, 2013

Age Group: New Adult

Cover Designer: Stephanie Mooney 




Book Description:

Allison O'Malley just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more.

When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.







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Monday, January 7, 2013

Shadows of the Realm

Epic Fantasy Saga
Shadows of the Realm
on Sale Jan 8-22!


Shadows of the Realm is an epic fantasy for teens and adults. Join Bronwyn and Blayke, two young realmists, and their animal companions, as they are forced to leave the only home they’ve ever known to undertake a dangerous journey towards Vellonia, city of the dragons.

The gormons are invading, slipping through the corridors between realms, and they want blood, lots of Talian blood. Will the young realmists learn enough of the Second Realm magic to prevail, or will everything they love be destroyed?
 
The first book in The Circle of Talia series is on sale from the 8th to the 22nd of January for the bargain price of $1.99 on Smashwords and Amazon. Grab it and escape into an original and enchanting world filled with mystery, danger, dragons and adventure; you won’t be sorry!

 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Forbidden Touch

Author: K.S Haigwood
Published: 20 June 2012
Genre: Paranormal/Romance
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 dragonflies

When I first started reading Forbidden Touch, I thought to myself, Ok it's just another vampire story in reverse. By this I mean, the vampire in this instance was our female character and she had fallen in love with a mortal male. However, once I had read further I realised that there was more to this story than I first thought.
 
"Ciera has to break the ultimate vampire law to save Mitch, her mortal soulmate, from a terrible fate. Dane the vampire who would do anything to win her affection, is responsible for Mitch being framed for murder. A fast chain of events is set in motion, which leads to the soulmates being torn apart and Ciera to lose her heart to the one person she has always despised, Dane."
 
With her heart torn between Mitch her mortal soulmate and a love that is forbidden by the elders, and Dane her vampire 'brother', Ciera struggles to prove Mitch innocent of the murders being carried out by a rogue vampire which in itself turns out to be another twist to the storyline.
 
This story had me captivated from start to finish, and boy what a finish. The twist in the tail had me breathless, with an ending I never saw coming.




 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013 !

Happy New Year everybody,
welcome to 2013 we all made it !!

2013 is going to be even bigger than 2012, with lots more reviews, author interviews, cover reveals and giveaways!!
 
Some of the reviews coming soon are:
 
  • Forbidden Touch by K.S Haigwood
  • Birth of the Nyxian by Amanda Browning
  • Four Erotic Stories by Caroline Jane Wetherby
  • Forever and Beyond by Jayde Scott
 
These plus many others are on my list of reviews to post this year.
 
If I seem to disappear for a while I am still here, but may be busy with my day job and also doing beta reads for a few wonderful authors. So don't forget to check back often because you could be surprised with what you find !
 
Hugz
Pinky

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Roses at Dusk - The Demonic Series

Author: Maree Ward-Russell
Published: 4 September 2012
Genre: Paranormal/Romance
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 dragonflies

What do you do when the one you trust can no longer be trusted? Where do you turn when the one you gave your heart to, your body, your blood, the murky depths of your soul, defies mortality's rules? What do you do...YOU RUN!

Hannah Malcolm has been through more in her short lifetime than any young woman should have to bear. So after the well publicised death of her family, Hannah decides to leave the bustling streets of Chicago and seek refuge, in the sleepy seaside town of Bar Harbor, in Maine. A new job, new friends and a quaint cottage on the cliff overlooking the sparkling waters of Frenchman Bay give her just the opportunity she needs.
 
 
When Hannah meets Marcus in a club she thinks he is everything she is looking for and drop dead gorgeous into the bargain. What she doesn't realise is that the drop dead part could actually happen.
 
This story had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I couldn't put it down. Maree has made the characters in this book come to life, with a generous mix of suspense and evil. I highly recommend it to anybody who is looking for something a little different.